highlight, it was a great experience.
“The medal you get with winning the league cup was something special for us.
“It was the only sort of big trophy I won so to win it at Hampden with all your family there in front of the Hibs fans was brilliant.
“Obviously I got my move to Celtic and then went back to Hibs. There was a few ups and downs. I experienced a bit of change at Hibs when Wallace Mercer was there trying to buy the club so when I went to Celtic it was the same sort of thing.
“There was a wee bit of turmoil and people weren’t happy. But I really wasn’t bothered about that.
“I was just there to enjoy my football and time at Celtic. But yourself and clubs go through these things and as a player you just have to do your best.”
Pat rejoined Hibs for a fee of £420,000 in 1994 and remained in Edinburgh for six seasons before ending his career at Ayr United. Whilst in Ayrshire, Pat enjoyed another league cup run, this time in 2002, which saw the The Honest Men reach the final - only to lose heavily to Rangers 4-0.
Now Pat is running his successful business in cleaning but is also a coach at Cambuslang FC 2008s. His grandson Patrick has been involved for over two years and has managed to rope Pat into lending his experience to the youngsters.
The 50-year-old, who admits his ex-pro footballer status sometimes counts for nothing with the players, was keen to heap praise on his fellow coaches Bryan, David, Kenny and Chris who work tirelessly to create a fun but competitive environment.
He said: “You get a bit of banter with the kids, they don’t even know who I am at times, so it’s quite good fun. They come up to you and say ‘who did you used to play with again?’ The kids are fantastic, they are a lovely bunch.”
He added: “Obviously we want to win but first and foremost it’s to enjoy ourselves.
“It’s about the enjoyment you see in the kids, there’s too much focus sometimes on winning. Sometimes you see the other clubs pushing the kids too far.
“They’re doing great so far. They had a tournament in Blackpool recently and did well against a lot of the good English teams. We held our own and it showed on the pitch.”
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For the love of the game Cambuslang FC coaches Brian Butler, Pat McGinlay and Kenny Reilly
Derby days Pat enjoyed the atmosphere of an Edinburgh derby
Glory gloryPat spent two spells at Hibernian and made over 321 appearances
Fun and enjoyment Pat is now a coach at Cambuslang FC 2008s